When was the last time you used Microsoft’s Internet Explorer? The web browser was most popular in the late 90s and early 00s, before Safari and Google Chrome completely took over the market. It used to be when you buy a PC you use Internet Explorer to download your preferred browsers, and after that it’s goodbye.
However, Microsoft Edge has taken over that and IE since feels like a benign cancer that escorts Windows PCs. Microsoft is well aware of this, and it appears they are finally giving up on the web browser.
After 25 year, Internet Explorer is finally being retired. “The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” wrote the company. So, they won’t be giving up on the internet entirely, just moving onto pushing their Edge explorer instead.
“Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications,” continues the statement. “With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.” If you’re still using Internet Explorer, your days are numbered!